Latino Baby Boomers
A Demographic and Economic Profile
Zachary D. Gassoumis, Kathleen H. Wilber, Lindsey A. Baker, and Fernando Torres-Gil
Latinos and Economic Security Policy Brief, Number 5
May 2010

This brief takes a look at the characteristics of aging Latinos, who by 2050 will make up 18 percent of older Americans. It reveals stark differences in education, living arrangements, and income not only between Latino and non-Latino baby boomers but also within the Latino baby boom generation. The authors conclude that as Latino baby boomers enter old age and retirement, their economic situation and health status may become real issues for policymakers.